What to Pack for Congo Safari-Packing list for Travelers.
Besides a pack or duffel bag, a small day pack is advised, although you can purchase a locally made bag in Lima or Quito when we arrive. Below is a suggested packing list. It is not necessarily comprehensive and some travelers manage taking much less.
- One backpack, sturdy duffel bag, or easily managed suitcase.
- Sturdy shoes or hiking boots comfortable for walking
- Sandals or shoes you don’t mind getting wet
- Money belt or pouch. Leave your wallet at home – they make easy targets for pickpockets in the city.
- Personal medications
- Camera, film, and waterproof case
- Clothing – Generally, the Amazon is quite hot, but during the evenings if it rains, it can cool down quite a bit. Fast drying clothes that can be layered work best.
The following is a suggested list of clothing:
- Light, water-resistant jacket that will keep you warm on a cool evening or during a sudden downpour, yet can be stuffed away or worn loosely on a warm day
- Cheap rain poncho – the lodges have ponchos, but it’s best to be prepared!
- Fleece or wool sweater
- Two pair of shorts and/or swimming trunks
- Bathing suit
- One to two pairs of pants – one that can be worn to a nice restaurant or club, and another rugged pair for hiking in the rainforest
- One long sleeve shirt or blouse and 2-3 short sleeve shirts – a long sleeve cotton shirt is great for the jungle.
- Three pair of cotton socks
ADDITIONAL USEFUL ITEMS
- Contact lenses
- Extra pair of eye-glasses
- Anti-bacterial soap, toilettes, or gel such as Purell
- Sunblock of at least 15 SPF – the tropical sun is strong
- Insect repellant with DEET (diethyl-metatoluamide)
- Anti-itch cream for insects bites
- Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, toiletries, etc
- Swiss army style knife
- Sun/ rain hat
- Plastic bags (zip lock bags and a larger trash bag)
- Water bottle
- Small padlock to lock your bag shut
- Travel alarm clock
- Writing materials for traveling thoughts and addresses
- First Aid Kit that might include:
- Pepto-bismol for mild diarrhea
- Throat lozenges
- Motion sickness medication
- Sunburn salve such as aloe vera gel
- Aspirin or other pain killer
- Antibiotics for travelers diarrhea (TD)
- Antacid tablets
- Ace Bandage
- Mole skin for blister
Start planning what to pack when coming to congo for an extreme adventure holiday to Maiko National park, Virunga National Park , Kahuzi Biega national Park in the congo basins with the advise of Tour Operators.